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06. 05. 12. 10:12 am
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Samantha Urbani (vocals); Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals); Nikki Shapiro (guitar, keyboards, percussion); Matthew Molnar (keyboards, percussion, bass); Oliver Duncan (drums) • Biggest hit: “I’m His Girl” or “Friend Crush”• Must-listen, little-known hit: “My Boo,” a cover of Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit• Year formed: 2010• Genre: Self-described as “weird pop”• Most notable achievement/fact: Friends formed after a bedbug infestation forced two members to stay with Urbani. They played their first show less than a week later. Lemonade out of lemonsFriends will be there for you during NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/friends for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: FRIENDS

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Samantha Urbani (vocals); Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals); Nikki Shapiro (guitar, keyboards, percussion); Matthew Molnar (keyboards, percussion, bass); Oliver Duncan (drums) 
Biggest hit: “I’m His Girl” or “Friend Crush”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “My Boo,” a cover of Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit
Year formed: 2010
Genre: Self-described as “weird pop”
Most notable achievement/fact: Friends formed after a bedbug infestation forced two members to stay with Urbani. They played their first show less than a week later. Lemonade out of lemons

Friends will be there for you during NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/friends for more information.

(Source: afriendszone.com)

05. 24. 12. 09:47 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ODONIS ODONIS

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Dean Tzenos (vocals, guitar); Jarod Gibson (drums, electronics, vocals); Denholm Whale (bass, vocals)
Biggest hit: “Ledged Up” or “Hollandaze”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “Breathing Hard” off the Palmist Records Lotus Plaza/Odonis Odonis split
Year formed: 2011
Genre: Just another industrial surf gaze outfit
Most notable achievement/fact: Named for frontman Dean’s friend, Adonis Adonis. He thought the name was too cool to pass up

Odonis Odonis will play NXNE on June 15th at Sneaky Dee’s (alongside Phedre, Times Neue Roman, a 4 a.m. last call, and more.) Hit nxne.com/2012/odonis-odonis for more info. 

(Source: odonisodonis.com)

05. 22. 12. 09:21 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BRAN VAN 3000
LOWDOWN:Band members: A collective founded by DJ James Di Salvio & E.P. BergenBiggest hit: A little song about “Drinking In L.A.”Must-listen, little-known hit: 2010’s “Grace (Love on the Block”Year formed: 1994Genre: ElectronicaMost notable achievement/fact: Bran Van 3000’s 1997 album Glee won a Juno for best alternative album. They beat out Huevos Rancheros, Copyright, Treble Charger and Holly McNarland - who’s also playing NXNE - for the trophyGet “Astounded” for Bran Van 3000 at NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bran-van-3000 for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BRAN VAN 3000

LOWDOWN:
Band members:
A collective founded by DJ James Di Salvio & E.P. Bergen
Biggest hit: A little song about “Drinking In L.A.”
Must-listen, little-known hit: 2010’s “Grace (Love on the Block”
Year formed: 1994
Genre: Electronica
Most notable achievement/fact: Bran Van 3000’s 1997 album Glee won a Juno for best alternative album. They beat out Huevos Rancheros, Copyright, Treble Charger and Holly McNarland - who’s also playing NXNE - for the trophy

Get “Astounded” for Bran Van 3000 at NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/bran-van-3000 for more information.

05. 20. 12. 05:43 pm ♥ 1

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES
LOWDOWN• Band members: Alabama born Andre Williams plus The Sadies’ lineup of Dallas Good (guitar, vocals); Travis Good (guitar, fiddle, vocals); Sean Dean (bass); Mike Belitsky (drums, guitar, vocals)• Biggest hit: Williams’ biggest is 1957’s “Bacon Fat” while fans of The Sadies like 2010’s “Another Year Again”• Must-listen, little-known hit: Funny you should ask - Andre Williams & The Sadies just put out the new album Night & Day. It’s a good idea to get into it before their NXNE set• Year formed: 1998 seems like ages ago, but The Sadies’ start is child’s play compared to the career of Andre Williams which stretches back to the 1950s• Genre: R&B meets alt-country for all around cool• Most notable achievement/fact: Night & Day isn’t actually their first collaboration - that would be 1999’s Red Dirt. Some of the new album (out May 15) was made a few years ago though, when Williams’ was in a “dark place”
A match made in collaborative heaven with Andre Williams + The Sadies at NXNE 2012. Check nxne.com/2012/thesadies for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ANDRE WILLIAMS & THE SADIES

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Band members: Alabama born Andre Williams plus The Sadies’ lineup of Dallas Good (guitar, vocals); Travis Good (guitar, fiddle, vocals); Sean Dean (bass); Mike Belitsky (drums, guitar, vocals)
• Biggest hit: Williams’ biggest is 1957’s “Bacon Fat” while fans of The Sadies like 2010’s “Another Year Again”
• Must-listen, little-known hit: Funny you should ask - Andre Williams & The Sadies just put out the new album Night & Day. It’s a good idea to get into it before their NXNE set
• Year formed: 1998 seems like ages ago, but The Sadies’ start is child’s play compared to the career of Andre Williams which stretches back to the 1950s
• Genre: R&B meets alt-country for all around cool
• Most notable achievement/fact: Night & Day isn’t actually their first collaboration - that would be 1999’s Red Dirt. Some of the new album (out May 15) was made a few years ago though, when Williams’ was in a “dark place

A match made in collaborative heaven with Andre Williams + The Sadies at NXNE 2012. Check nxne.com/2012/thesadies for more information.

05. 18. 12. 08:47 am ♥ 1
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BLEACHED
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Jennifer Clavin (vocals, guitar); Jessica Clavin (vocals, guitar, bass) w/ Jonathan Safley (drums); Sara Jean Stevens (bass)• Biggest hit: "Electric Chair"• Must-listen, little-known hit: "Dazed" isn’t too obscure, but you should still like it• Year formed: 2009• Genre: Rock and/or Roll• Most notable achievement/fact: Los Angeles based sister duo, previously of Mika Miko, making poppy-fun-garagey-rock-n’-roll for your dancing pleasure
Bleached just kicked off their European tour but will be back with silky locks a flowing for NXNE. The band play thrice at the Silver Dollar Room. For more information check out nxne.com/2012/bleached. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: BLEACHED

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Jennifer Clavin (vocals, guitar); Jessica Clavin (vocals, guitar, bass) w/ Jonathan Safley (drums); Sara Jean Stevens (bass)
Biggest hit: "Electric Chair"
Must-listen, little-known hit: "Dazed" isn’t too obscure, but you should still like it
Year formed: 2009
Genre: Rock and/or Roll
Most notable achievement/fact: Los Angeles based sister duo, previously of Mika Miko, making poppy-fun-garagey-rock-n’-roll for your dancing pleasure

Bleached just kicked off their European tour but will be back with silky locks a flowing for NXNE. The band play thrice at the Silver Dollar Room. For more information check out nxne.com/2012/bleached.

05. 25. 12. 12:27 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: GOOD RIDDANCE
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Russ Rankin (vocals), Chuck Platt (bass), Luke Pabich (guitar), Sean Sellers (drums)• Biggest hit: Hard to say, maybe "Yesterday’s Headlines"• Must Listen, Little Known Hit: "Little Man"• Genre: Punk• Year Formed: 1986• Most notable achievement/fact: Back this year playing live shows after a 5 year hiatus. woo hoo!


Good Riddance play NXNE 2012. It all goes down Thursday, June 14th at Yonge Dundas Square with Slaves On Dope, No Use For A Name, and Bad Religion. Plus it’s FREE. Head to nxne.com/2012/good-riddance for more.

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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: GOOD RIDDANCE

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Russ Rankin (vocals), Chuck Platt (bass), Luke Pabich (guitar), Sean Sellers (drums)
Biggest hit: Hard to say, maybe "Yesterday’s Headlines"
• Must Listen, Little Known Hit: "Little Man"
• Genre: Punk
• Year Formed: 1986
Most notable achievement/fact: Back this year playing live shows after a 5 year hiatus. woo hoo!

Good Riddance play NXNE 2012. It all goes down Thursday, June 14th at Yonge Dundas Square with Slaves On Dope, No Use For A Name, and Bad Religion. Plus it’s FREE. Head to nxne.com/2012/good-riddance for more.

05. 23. 12. 09:47 am

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
LOWDOWN:Band members: Ruban Neilson (vocals, guitar) with Jake Portrait (bass); Julien Enrlich (drums)Biggest hit: Sink your hooks into “Ffunny Ffrends” Must-listen, little-known hit: “Strangers Are Strange” because it’s trueYear formed: 2010Genre: Lo-fi indie rock Most notable achievement/fact: Pitchfork gave the self-titled debut an 8.1 out of 10. Sure, it’s just a review, but if we were in a band and we weren’t Kanye West, we’d be happy with a firm handshakeSee UMO at the Horseshoe on Thursday, June 14 for NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/unknown-mortal-orchestra for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

LOWDOWN:
Band members:
Ruban Neilson (vocals, guitar) with Jake Portrait (bass); Julien Enrlich (drums)
Biggest hit: Sink your hooks into “Ffunny Ffrends”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “Strangers Are Strange” because it’s true
Year formed: 2010
Genre: Lo-fi indie rock
Most notable achievement/fact: Pitchfork gave the self-titled debut an 8.1 out of 10. Sure, it’s just a review, but if we were in a band and we weren’t Kanye West, we’d be happy with a firm handshake

See UMO at the Horseshoe on Thursday, June 14 for NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/unknown-mortal-orchestra for more information.

05. 21. 12. 03:34 pm ♥ 2

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ACTION BRONSON
LOWDOWN• Band members: Action Bronson (obviously)• Biggest hit: Stand up for “Larry Csonka”• Must-listen, little-known hit: “Beautiful Music”• Year formed: Technically he was formed in 1984. Oh, you mean music wise? 2008• Genre: Hip hop• Most notable achievement/fact: Because rapping just isn’t enough, Action Bronson also hosts “Action in the Kitchen”, an online cooking show. He also raps a lot about food. If we were ever rappers, we’d do the same thing. Now… what rhymes with sandwich?
Action Bronson: live in action at NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/action-bronson for more information.
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A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ACTION BRONSON

LOWDOWN
• Band members: Action Bronson (obviously)
• Biggest hit: Stand up for “Larry Csonka”
• Must-listen, little-known hit: “Beautiful Music”
• Year formed: Technically he was formed in 1984. Oh, you mean music wise? 2008
• Genre: Hip hop
• Most notable achievement/fact: Because rapping just isn’t enough, Action Bronson also hosts “Action in the Kitchen”, an online cooking show. He also raps a lot about food. If we were ever rappers, we’d do the same thing. Now… what rhymes with sandwich?

Action Bronson: live in action at NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/action-bronson for more information.

05. 19. 12. 03:21 pm ♥ 2
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: VIOLENS
LOWDOWN• Band members: Jorge Elbrecht (lead vocals, guitar); Iddo Arad (synths, guitars, vocals); Myles Matheny (bass, guitar, vocals)• Biggest hit: "Spectator and Pupil"• Must-listen, little-known hit: ”Acid Reign”• Year formed: 2007• Genre: Guitar and synth based vocal harmony psych pop• Most notable achievement/fact: It’s pronounced ‘Vy-lenz’, so get it right when you’re trying to chat up diehard fans at the Horseshoe
Violens fiddle around at the Horseshoe Tavern for NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/violens for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: VIOLENS

LOWDOWN
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Band members: Jorge Elbrecht (lead vocals, guitar); Iddo Arad (synths, guitars, vocals); Myles Matheny (bass, guitar, vocals)
• Biggest hit: "Spectator and Pupil"
• Must-listen, little-known hit: ”Acid Reign”
• Year formed: 2007
• Genre: Guitar and synth based vocal harmony psych pop
• Most notable achievement/fact: It’s pronounced ‘Vy-lenz’, so get it right when you’re trying to chat up diehard fans at the Horseshoe

Violens fiddle around at the Horseshoe Tavern for NXNE 2012. Head to nxne.com/2012/violens for more information.

05. 16. 12. 08:01 am ♥ 4
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE FLAMING LIPS
LOWDOWN:• Band members: An ever changing line-up over the years, minus Wayne Coyne (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, theremin, bass guitar) and Michael Ivins (bass, keyboards, backing vocals). They’ve both been original band members since 1983. The current roster also includes: Steven Drozd (drums, guitar, lead vocals, keyboards, bass, backing vocals); Kliph Scurlock (drums, percussion); Derek Brown (guitar, keyboards, percussion)• Biggest hit: ”Race For The Prize” - Pitchfork even named it number 30 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s• Must-listen, little-known hit: The oh so romantic yet sad yet dreamy “Do You Realize??” • Year formed: 1983 (29 big ones)• Genre: Neo-psychedelia, experimental space rock• Most notable achievement/fact: 14 albums under their belt and 3 Grammys to their name
The Flaming Lips bring a need-to-see-it-to-believe-it show to YDS. See what the (well deserved) hype is all about this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/the-flaming-lips-2 for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: THE FLAMING LIPS

LOWDOWN:
• Band members: An ever changing line-up over the years, minus Wayne Coyne (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, theremin, bass guitar) and Michael Ivins (bass, keyboards, backing vocals). They’ve both been original band members since 1983. The current roster also includes: Steven Drozd (drums, guitar, lead vocals, keyboards, bass, backing vocals); Kliph Scurlock (drums, percussion); Derek Brown (guitar, keyboards, percussion)
• Biggest hit: ”Race For The Prize” - Pitchfork even named it number 30 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s
• Must-listen, little-known hit: The oh so romantic yet sad yet dreamy “Do You Realize??” 
• Year formed: 1983 (29 big ones)
• Genre: Neo-psychedelia, experimental space rock
• Most notable achievement/fact: 14 albums under their belt and 3 Grammys to their name

The Flaming Lips bring a need-to-see-it-to-believe-it show to YDS. See what the (well deserved) hype is all about this NXNE. Check out nxne.com/2012/the-flaming-lips-2 for more information.